• Daily Deals Pt 2: Name Your Own Price at Modnique

    by  • October 2, 2011 • All Articles, Tips/Hints • 0 Comments


    Continuing to explore the daily deal sites, get the scoop on MooLaLa, Groupon and Plum District in Pt 1. Now, we’ll explore one particular flash sale site, Modnique.

    Modnique is a fashion and accessory flash sale site but here’s the unique thing I just discovered. When sales are winding down to their last day and hours, you can “Make an Offer” on remaining inventory. Yeah, like bartering… I’ll show you how.

    Modnique Make an Offer

    When you sign up for the site, scroll down to the middle of the page, where the various sales have green MAKE AN OFFER banners. Pick a sale, then pick an item. When you open the item, click on the Make An Offer button next to the Add to Bag. A window will popup where you enter your selection and offer amount, and submit it to a live online agent who’ll assist you. Here’s how my offer went:

    Modnique Make An Offer

    Modnique: Hi, thank you for contacting Modnique customer support. How can I assist your offer today?
    FatHeadDog: I’d like to make an offer on this item, please.
    Modnique: Sure, I’d be happy to assist. I seem to be getting an unknown error with your offer. Can you please resubmit? For some reason, my screen is showing “2 Bones.”
    FatHeadDog: No, that’s correct.
    Modnique: 2 Bones.
    FatHeadDog: Yes.
    Modnique: Please hold while I contact my supervisor.
    Idle one minute.
    Modnique: Thank you for your patience. I’m sorry but I cannot accept “2 Bones” at this time. I submit a counteroffer of $24.
    FatHeadDog: Thank you. I counteroffer $12 and a slightly used leash.
    Modnique: I’m sorry but we do not accept goods for trade. The best offer I can give at this time is $22.
    FatHeadDog: Thank you for your consideration, but I’ll have to decline at this time. I hear my leash in the hall.
    Modnique: The one you offered?
    FatHeadDog: No, why?
    Idle one minute.
    Modnique: Have a good day and thank you for contacting Modnique.


    Writer/Editor Shelby Skrhak is Managing Web Editor for SUCCESS magazine (SUCCESS.com). An award-winning journalist, Shelby has written sports, musician and celebrity profiles for Dallas-based SUCCESS. As a blogger, her deals and savings site FatHeadDog has been featured on Blog Talk Radio, BlogHer and Power Moms. She has also appeared on a local NBC affiliate as a money-saving expert.